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Human Rights Observatory
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Expand A Uighur woman picking up school children rides past a picture showing China's President Xi Jinping joining hands with a group of Uighur elders at the Unity New Village in Hotan, in western China's Xinjiang region, September 20, 2018. © 2018 AP Photo/Andy Wong, File As we approach the last days of the decade, it’s important to reflect on the fight for human rights, the setbacks and successes over the past year in Australia and around the world. Our list isn’t ranked, and far from exhaustive – we acknowledge it doesn’t include many human rights struggles worthy of greater attention.… (Full Story)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Pressure is growing for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill that would ban the use of chlorpyrifos, a toxic pesticide. The scientific evidence on the harms of chlorpyrifos is overwhelming and irrefutable. On Friday, the European Union acted to ban sales of chlorpyrifos beginning in 2020, after the European Food Safety Authority concluded that no amount of chlorpyrifos exposure was safe. The pesticide has been linked to reduced IQ and learning disabilities in children, as well as cancer, and Parkinson’s disease in adults.   Expand Gloves used by “Sofia,” a 17-year-old tobacco worker.… (Full Story)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Expand A rainbow flag is carried during a parade as a part of the Seoul Queer Culture Festival in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, July 14, 2018. © 2018 AP Photo/Lee Jin-man "Youth Standing Up for Human Rights" — this year’s Human Rights Day theme — has particular resonance for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world. LGBT children and young adults face social stigma and experience widespread discrimination and abuse; serious human rights violations that can have lifelong consequences, including for their health. They struggle to find inclusive education and supportive health… (Full Story)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Expand Rohingya refugees walk through rice fields after crossing the border from Myanmar into Palang Khali, Bangladesh, October 19, 2017. © 2017 Jorge Silva/Reuters   (The Hague) – The International Court of Justice (ICJ) genocide hearings will include the first response by Myanmar to allegations of atrocities against the Rohingya before an independent and impartial court, Human Rights Watch said today. A Human Rights Watch “Questions and Answers” document explains the significance of the December 10-12, 2019 hearings, the process for enforcement of court orders, and other aspects of the proceedings… (Full Story)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Expand Blind people hold white canes they received from a local organization working with people with disabilities in Buea, South-West region, December 3, 2019. © 2019 Private (Nairobi) – Concrete action is needed to make the humanitarian response to the crisis in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon more inclusive of people with disabilities, Human Rights Watch said today on International Human Rights Day. In September 2019, the United Nations under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs made a commitment to make the humanitarian response more inclusive, but the commitment needs to be translated… (Full Story)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
NewsGermany’s Federal Constitutional Court will hold an oral hearing on 14 and 15 January 2020 in respect of the Act on the Federal Intelligence Service, also known as the BND law. This constitutes an important step towards a landmark ruling on the powers of the BND, Germany’s foreign intelligence agency, to conduct global mass surveillance of data traffic on the internet. The hearing comes after an alliance of five media organisations including RSF and the Society for Civil Rights (GFF) lodged a constitutional complaint before the court challenging the BND’s surveillance powers. Should the BND… (Full Story)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Houayheuang Xayabouly, a Laotian blogger known as Muay Littlepig, who was sentenced to five years in prison last month for telling her fellow citizens about the government’s poor response to flooding in the south of the country. Convicted on charges of “spreading propaganda against the Lao People's Democratic Republic” and “trying to overthrow the Party, state and government” under article 117 of the Penal Code, she was gi (Full Story)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
News 10.12.2019 - Mohammad Mosaed released on bail (Full Story)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of a radio technician who has been held ever since police raided and closed an opposition radio station nearly two weeks ago in Buta, the capital of Bas-Uélé province in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo.The raid on Radio Liberté Buta, which had all the hallmarks of being politically motivated, took place on the evening of 28 November while it was broadcasting a pre-recorded interview in w (Full Story)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) is alarmed by the growing dangers for journalists in Iraq, where the latest fatal victim was Ahmad Muhanna, a photographer who was shot in the back by unidentified gunmen while covering protests in Baghdad’s Al-Khilani Square on 6 December. (Full Story)
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